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First Arctic Rally Finland reaches audience of billions

The city of Rovaniemi attracted a star-studded line-up for the first ever Arctic Rally Finland powered by CapitalBox, with the world’s best rally drivers taking to the snowy roads of Lapland on the 26-28 February. The 2021 event was contested over ten stages totalling 251.08km in competitive distance and featured 56 entries representing 24 countries. This […]  More

Eleven secures WTA rights in Portugal for 2021-2023 seasons

Eleven has secured Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rights in Portugal for three seasons, from 2021-23. It will broadcast the WTA Finals and WTA 1000 tournaments live across its linear and digital channels, making a total of 10 tournaments a season available to Portuguese tennis fans. The WTA Tour features the best tennis players in the world, […]  More

AZ Alkmaar invests in AI-driven studio complete with vPilot system

Dutch professional football club Alkmaar Zaanstreek, better known as AZ Alkmaar or simply AZ, has selected an AI-driven camera studio for creating its own TV productions situated within its AFAS stadium. AZ opted for a vPilot system that allows them to create professional studio productions without the need for camera operators or an onsite director […]  More

Imagine remains committed to SVG Europe as a Gold sponsor

Imagine Communications has recommitted to being a Gold sponsor of SVG Europe. The company cited SVG Europe’s response to the challenges created by COVID-19 as a key reason behind its decision. “During the last 12 months, sport has been more important than ever before in keeping audiences entertained and stimulated,” said Mathias Eckert, SVP & […]  More

Sports Graphics Spotlight: Will Carling to discuss Six Nations rugby Matchstats

Former England rugby union captain, and now Amazon Web Services (AWS) ambassador, Will Carling OBE will make a guest appearance at next week’s Sports Graphics Spotlight (5 March 2021) discussing Six Nations Matchstats. In conversation with SVG Europe editor Heather McLean, Carling will outline how the stats are generated, analysed and used by the rugby […]  More

Sports Graphics Spotlight: Eurosport’s enhanced Cube studio to be showcased during 5 March online event

Eurosport head of graphics and innovation Alex Dinnin will give Sports Graphics Spotlight delegates an in-depth look at the enhancements and improvements that have been made to the Discovery-owned broadcaster’s award-winning live mixed-reality presentation studio the Cube. In a session on Friday 5 March called ‘Set Points: Inside Eurosport’s enhanced Cube mixed reality studio’, Dinnin […]  More

Former IMG exec Melissa Payne appointed as media CEO for Golden Globe and Ocean Globe races

Former senior IMG executive Melissa Payne has been appointed as chief executive (media) for the two, historic, round-the-world sailing events, the Ocean Globe Race (OGR) and the Golden Globe Race (GGR). Payne, who left IMG last year after 20 years, was previously vice president, head of technical services and also head of sailing/nautical sports at IMG Media. […]  More

Test of endurance: Navigating the trials and tribulations of the Australian Open

The Australian Open has just closed its doors at Melbourne Park on what was an unusual event for both the players and the crews that made it happen. From broadcast staff having to ship into Australia in early December for an event that did not start until 26 January, to heavy quarantines and strict COVID-19 […]  More